Are you relying on best guesses to identify underutilized physical servers and virtual hosts? How can you be sure you are allocating sufficient resources for current and future needs? Put an end to guess work with PlateSpin Recon. PlateSpin Recon's unique workload profiling tracks actual CPU, disk, memory, and network utilization over time, on both physical and virtual hosts. Every server workload and virtual host has utilization peaks and valleys. PlateSpin Recon can build consolidation scenarios that match these peaks and valleys. This reduces resource contention and ensures higher consolidation ratios compared to other approaches that use just a single snapshot or record only peak usage. And higher consolidation ratios mean better use and longer life for your current hardware, and fewer new servers to buy in the future.
Without effective management, virtual machines can rapidly proliferate. This leads to poor resource usage and gives you an unwieldy infrastructure. PlateSpin Recon's Virtual Capacity Management finds underused resources in your virtualized IT environment. (Even though the virtualization platform may show 100 percent allocation. ) By reporting on the actual available resources, PlateSpin Recon lets you reclaim or reassign allocated resources. And moving these resources to new VMs, or to other VMs that require more resources, makes great business sense. It defers the need to purchase new hardware, and extends the usable life of your current hardware.
Need support for Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms? Need the kind of scalability that accommodates the world's largest data centers? PlateSpin Recon is right for you. Get a true enterprise-scale workload analysis, planning and management solution that works across platforms. Data can be aggregated from multiple PlateSpin Recon data collectors for centralized data warehousing, analysis and planning to meet the needs of larger enterprises. And when combined with PlateSpin Migrate, the Novell multiplatform workload migration solution, you'll gain a complete end-to-end solution with tightly integrated planning and execution for data center initiatives.